TEHRAN (Press Shia) – At least 25 people have been injured and one was killed after an explosion at a residential building in the town of Blankenburg, local authorities told the German media on Friday.
Police spokesman Uwe Becker said “we cannot discount that they may be more victims” at the scene in the eastern state of Saxony-Anhalt.
There was no initial indication of what had caused the explosion in the town of 20,000 residents, DW reported.
A photo tweeted by police showed a five-story communist-era residential block with smoke rising from blackened windows on the second floor.
The incident took place just before 9 am local time. Rescue services were at the location as firefighters began evacuating the building and looking for more victims. A nearby kindergarten was also evacuated, and police said none of the children were hurt.